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Robert DykesMay. 20, 2013 - 04:06PM JST
". If it is done illegally it is graffiti"
wow that is really interesting. I am sorry to hear that you think that way. I wonder what Ai Weiwei would have to say about that. He is China most famous artist, but much of his art is censored, deemed "illegal", and sometimes even destroyed.
So are you saying that no matter what if one person, society, or country deems something illegal then no matter what it can not be art? So what you think something is illegal but I don't. Then its up to the veiwer, but isnt that the way art always works. So what if the american courts say that a peice of art is vandalism, but Chinese courts do not. So its only a peice of art in China, but no in the USA. The world is not so black and white. You are too hung up on "right" and "wrong" this idea of legality negating the ability for something to be art.
Posted in: Art attack
Robert DykesMay. 18, 2013 - 08:54PM JST
Yahoo Japan is 35.5% held by Japan’s mobile phone operator SoftBank. So that is why my wife and I get so much Yahoo oriented spam emails and text message on our soft bank iphone and ipads and why there is no way to delete the yahoo bookmarks.
Posted in: Yahoo! Japan suspects 22 million IDs stolen
Robert DykesMay. 17, 2013 - 08:02AM JST
Japan is the LAST country in the entire world on the official release date caladner to get this movie.
Dredd 3D still has no release date here. It's been on 3d blu ray for months!
Posted in: Voiceover
Robert DykesMay. 16, 2013 - 09:34AM JST
This is old news. Announced over 1 month ago.
BUT it is great news.
On the most recent top ten best FF cars ever made, Honda is the only compnay to have two on the list, Interga and Prelude.
In a recent match up between the BRZ, RX-8 and s2000 (oldest of the bunch) the s2000 still comes out on top.
Honda made so many great cars. They haven't made a decent car in nearly 11 years.
hopefully this is a sign they are going to take cars seriously again and not just try to look at profit margins.
Good cars should drive a good car company to good profits. Driving a car cominpy by profits just creates cheap bad cars. lets the engeineer run the company agian please.
Posted in: Honda to announce Formula One comeback
Robert DykesMay. 13, 2013 - 09:58AM JST
"Stubborn and idiotic to say the least!" China? yeah I tottaly agree. They are so stubron and idiotic. Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland, USA, UK, France they have all shaken hands put the great war behind them. There were monsters and heros on EVERY front of the war. The western world has put WW2 behind them, about 50 years ago and is focused on actully getting things done that matter TODAY. China (and Japan in a form of denial) refuse to grow up and just let it rest. You would two countries as old as Japan and China could act like grownups, but instead bicker about stupid pointless stuff like children.
Posted in: LDP policy chief to keep visiting Yasukuni Shrine
Robert DykesMay. 11, 2013 - 06:36PM JST
So wait!!!!! If the Mona Lisa was painted on piece of canvas that was stolen. Ten it's graffiti by your detention and garbage? Okay got it!
If Michealangelo painted the chapel in secret without anyone's permission then it's garbage and graffiti and not art and vandalism only. Okay got it.
I'm mean of coure. If you see the world in black and white then that's the only way it can be true.
Way about amazing graffiti on the side of an abandoned building that now one cares about?
What about Banzky. One of the greatest living artists today?
Posted in: Graffiti - art or vandalism?
Robert DykesMay. 11, 2013 - 06:32PM JST
100% of graffiti is vandalism! It makes no difference if it looks good or not. If you deface an object or a wall without the consent of the owner it is vandalism. Plain and simple! If something is painted or drawn onto a wall or an object under contract or with consent from the owner, then it is art!
Graffiti is graffiti and art is art! They are not the same thing!
Who am I am kidding? Your right! The world is black and white.
Robert DykesMay. 11, 2013 - 09:07AM JST
90% of graffitii is garbage!!! Total vandalism. There is good graffiti out there. The best I ever saw was in Okinawa. But probably done by the American teenagers forced to live with their military parents. There are a few out there.
I could be wrong. But it was amazing. And done on abandoned buildings too. So no real harm even it was terrible.
Robert DykesMay. 09, 2013 - 05:00PM JST
I read risk of heart attack in Japan is half of the USA. BUT and a BIG but. Surivial rate of heart attach victims is twice as low in Japan.
In Japan its takes so long to get you, then they slowly drive you to the hospital you are dead. And when was the last time you saw a Japanese ad telling you to take a "baby asprin" when you feel heart attack symtoms?
Posted in: Actress Yuki Amami suffers heart attack after stage performance
Robert DykesMay. 07, 2013 - 08:51AM JST
yeah. agreed. They waited and watied and watied to upgrade their comptuer so they could save as much moneu as abosutly possible, but when it comes time, 14 YEARS later, they all of sudden dont have any money to upgrade. Why did they bother trying to save money in the first place. I am sure, 100% sure, they wasted what ever was saved, probably on enkais.
Posted in: With no cash for Windows upgrades, local gov't to disconnect some PCs from Net and tape up ethernet ports
Robert DykesMay. 07, 2013 - 08:47AM JST
You hate cars in general? ummm okay.
Posted in: Woman killed in hit-and-run in Sapporo
Robert DykesMay. 05, 2013 - 08:32PM JST
"guides for how to wear a suit" really? could have fooled me.
Posted in: How to behave at a sushi restaurant
Robert DykesMay. 05, 2013 - 08:29PM JST
Guess the supposed kei car that got hit should not have been driving so slow.
People always assume the other driver was speeding or going too fast. That is dumb assumption!!! Guess what driving TOO slow is just as dangerous. So is turning with out a blinker. Running red lights, and stopping with out ANY notice ono 4 lane highways to talk on your phone or god knows what, yet all these things happen a zillion times a day in Japan, most them happen to just my 10 minutes drive to work and back every day.
You know.... In the USA they have MINIMUM speed limits posted on highways for reason. It is JUST as dangerous to speed as it is too go too slow.
Someone said the ferrier driver was "arrogant and irresponsible rich, out joyriding on Golden Week" Maybe it was exactly the opposisote. The car in front was out joyriding and they thought. "OH hey slow down here" or "hey stop here" to look at the view or river. The driver who rear ended them is still technically at fault of course, but the accident could have been avoided. I would pay good money on the fact the car that got rear-eneded was not going the intended speed for that road.
Posted in: Car goes off bridge after being rear-ended by Ferrari
Robert DykesMay. 01, 2013 - 08:51AM JST
Who knows. I parked my motocorcyle next to a bunch of other motorcycles in Nagoya once. We all got 10,000 yen tickets. The tickets said we parked under a no parking sigh. There was none to be seen ANYWHERE.
Posted in: Expensive parking
Robert DykesApr. 27, 2013 - 10:31AM JST
Glad to hear it! now build some decent cars agian now that you have some cash back in the bank. PLEASE go back to pre 2000 Honda business model. Proud 3 honda vehcial owner, but honda doesnt make a single car today I would even consider buying. My 97 prelude is faster than Honda's sportyest car the Honda Civic si, not to mention my interior is about 1000000 times better than the civics too. Honda has a new sports conept in the works and is getting back in to F1 next year. Fingers crossed.
Posted in: Honda's quarterly profit rises 6%
Robert DykesApr. 22, 2013 - 12:25PM JST
Do you have ANY idea how much damage that is? Chances if you tire is slightly worn you need to replace two tires.
depending on the car. a consecutive estimate at 20,000 yen a tire (mine cost closer 30,000 yen). times 1000, 20,000,000 yen. or 200,000$
Posted in: Businessman suspected of slashing up to 1,000 tires in effort to meet women
Robert DykesApr. 18, 2013 - 04:53PM JST
accidents happen. serverl thousand people fall in the shower or bath and die every year. There does not have to "circumstances leading up to the incident."
Posted in: Woman dies after being hit by man falling down station staircase
Robert DykesApr. 14, 2013 - 09:24AM JST
A missile alert? What are you going to do? Get under your desk?
Posted in: Official sends out missile alert instead of earthquake alert
Robert DykesApr. 13, 2013 - 07:17PM JST
well that is why I was asking. I thought it was a valid question. not sure why it needs a billion thumbs dumb.
Posted in: On alert
Robert DykesApr. 13, 2013 - 10:44AM JST
why does it need RE-fueling? that would imply it has already been fueled, used the fuel and is getting fueled an additional time.
May. 21, 2013 - 05:59AM JST
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Posted in: German resort island shaken over Japanese chef's murder
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Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 21, 2013 - 05:56AM JST
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